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The second-seeded Pusch Ridge Lions finally lost a game, 10-0, to the sixth-seeded Bourcade Catholic Golden Eagles, one step from a repeat trip to the 2A state title game last Friday.
The last time Pusch Ridge lost a baseball game, Doug Jones was the team's coach.
As the area's 2A soccer player of the year, it seemed Matt Horrigan could score from anywhere on the field. In his spring role as leadoff man for the Pusch Ridge Christian Lions baseball team, it seems like he can score from anywhere on the diamond, too.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy senior Matt Horrigan became southern Arizona's 2A player-of-the-year during the soccer season and is getting noticed on the Lions' baseball team.
Pusch Ridge had a record-setting year last year, going 23-3 en route to its first-ever 2A baseball championship under head coach and former major league pitcher Doug Jones.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Matt Horrigan takes a ball to the outfield during one of his at-bats last Friday.
The top-ranked 2A Pusch Ridge Christian Lions came up one goal short of a state championship, losing 3-2 to third-seeded Phoenix Northwest Christian in the boys state soccer title game.
The long-awaited season finales were worth the wait for both Pusch Ridge soccer teams, which hosted Safford teams on Saturday.
The Pusch Ridge soccer team won its 14th straight game last week, defeating the Valley Christian Trojans 4-1.
Weather for Saturday’s state soccer playoff game between the Canyon Del Oro Dorados and Prescott Badgers: pleasant, in the mid-70s, with a light breeze.
It took one minute and 13 seconds for the 19-2 Canyon Del Oro boys’ soccer team to make its point.
Heard in the Canyon Del Oro stands on Friday during the boys’ soccer team’s 13-0 victory over Cholla.